Tag Archives: thanks

One moment

There’s a chance, in each passing interaction with someone, to say “thank you.” Not a “thank you for this thing you’ve just done” (gotten me a coffee, given me my ticket to board this flight) said automatically.  Rather, a chance … Continue reading

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How generosity spreads

One thing I’ve noticed about generous action is that it can be hard to talk about.  More specifically, doing something generous and then telling folks about it doesn’t necessarily feel natural. The interesting part is to watch what happens when … Continue reading

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“Thanks”

As I sprinted into the subway car, I noticed a woman on the platform stop, reach down, and pick a smartphone up from the ground.  She started waving it, saying loudly, “Someone dropped this phone!” Just as the subway doors … Continue reading

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Back

I got power back in my home yesterday.  We lost power 10 days ago due to hurricane Sandy.  Ten days. There was a practical element to my not blogging during this time – not just no wifi access in the … Continue reading

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So and so, such and such

This is how it usually goes. The pitch: Dear So and So, I’ve been working incredibly hard on _____ and I think we are at the cusp of a breakthrough.  My new venture is going to __________ and __________ and … Continue reading

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Thankful

To my kids for their wide-eyed, wide-grinned, bright-eyed, PJ-clad good morning smiles. To the internet for telling me how to keep the iPhone from skipping songs when I run or walk – something that had been bugging me for ages. … Continue reading

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Hunt for thank you opportunities

Ari reminded me of a study I’d heard about but forgotten.  Donors to nonprofits were divided into three groups: A group that was called and personally thanked A group that was called and personally thanked and invited to a subsequent … Continue reading

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